About Us

The Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) is an interdisciplinary research program established in 2010 to bring together scientists and physicians who share a common interest in developing and applying state-of-the-art imaging technologies to address basic and clinical research questions. Led by founding director Debiao Li, PhD, the program builds on Cedars-Sinai's clinical and research strengths for key programs areas in Cardiovascular Imaging, Oncology and Metabolic Imaging, Neuroimaging, MR Imaging and Spectroscopy in Diabetes and Obesity, and Skeletal Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy Imaging.


Our Mission

  • Develop and apply novel imaging techniques that translate to clinical significance
  • Provide high quality imaging services through the Research Imaging Core
  • Educate and train a new generation of scientists and clinicians in imaging research.